• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 255

    KOKOSHNIK DECORATED WITH PEARLS

    OLONETSKAIA PROVINCE, RUSSIA, MID 19TH CENTURY

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    KOKOSHNIK DECORATED WITH PEARLS
    Olonetskaia province, Russia, mid 19th century
    Circular, with peaked front, the sides with ear lappets, a pearl mesh 'fringe' at the front, the entire hat embroidered in couched silk and metal thread, embellished with seed pearls and pink and gold foil, bound with red cotton and lined with red chequered cotton
    4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high


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    The unusual form of this kokoshnik and its intricate design was particular to the Kargopolsky uezd; see L. V. Efimova et al., Kostium v Rossii iz sobraniia GIM, Moscow, 2000, p. 43, no. 43.

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